• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 2, 2012
Metascore
41

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 21
  2. Negative: 11 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Nov 2, 2012
    58
    Reba's smile can warm almost anything. But it's not worth sitting through this recycled sitcom for it.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Nov 2, 2012
    50
    The deal you make with a series like this is, if it doesn't ask too much of you, you won't ask too much of it.
  3. 50
    The dialogue and situations (written by Kevin Abbott) are nothing special.
  4. Reviewed by: Leigh H. Edwards
    Nov 2, 2012
    50
    Though she performs a heartfelt song about her mixed emotions, the implication being that Bobby's songs are lies and hers tell truth, the episode's ongoing comedy bits don't support this distinction.
  5. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Oct 30, 2012
    50
    The comedy--anything but edgy--is one cee-ment pond and half a fancy eatin' table away from "The Beverly Hillbillies," and is rooted in the inevitable culture clash of a Tennessee family adjusting to life in Southern California.
  6. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Nov 1, 2012
    40
    Here the basic setup is "The Beverly Hillbillies" without Jed.
  7. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Nov 1, 2012
    42
    Outlandish and thoroughly TV Land-ish, Malibu Country belongs on the network of Hot In Cleveland, Happily Divorced and other broad, blast-from-the-past sitcoms.
  8. 60
    The multicamera, laughtrack sitcom is completely unoriginal, the jokes are recycled and many of the characters--especially Reba's obnoxious teenage son and daughter--are underdeveloped stereotype. Still, the charismatic country star and Tomlin's droll Lillie Mae, who successfully balances her sharp tongue with surprising softness, are entertaining.
User Score
6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. Nov 24, 2012
    1
    Depressing and unoriginal. The show is filled with cliches to the brim. The plot is unimaginative and tired, the acting average at best andDepressing and unoriginal. The show is filled with cliches to the brim. The plot is unimaginative and tired, the acting average at best and the actor's habit of laughing at their own jokes no matter how unfunny is sad. Full Review »
  2. Feb 9, 2013
    1
    Having watched "Reba" and enjoyed the joy very much. Having seen the work of Lillie Tomlin as most have, i respect the immense talent ofHaving watched "Reba" and enjoyed the joy very much. Having seen the work of Lillie Tomlin as most have, i respect the immense talent of both and can say that neither would be part of a project they felt would not work. However, i must admit that for what ever reason, they have chosen to stay "within" the box and we must all remember that their are cases where even great actors can not overcome poor writing and lack of creativity... NEVER EVER thought i would rate any piece of work assocaited with Reba poorly, but also know that the most critical person reviewing her work, is her!... luv ya Reba and know the most important value you have is honesty... good luck you guys and work ont his PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!! Full Review »
  3. Jan 28, 2013
    10
    Reba, Sara and Lily are a great comedy team. This show is cute, funny and witty; a must see! It touches on family issues, 'taboo'subjects,Reba, Sara and Lily are a great comedy team. This show is cute, funny and witty; a must see! It touches on family issues, 'taboo'subjects, and has the right amount of sarcasm. I love this show! Full Review »